Monday, October 3, 2011

WOW: "Wrongo Dongo" is Super Duper!

WOW: Wine of the Week

Fun Wine Names: "Wrongo Dongo" is Super Duper!

Wrongo Dongo

How can a quality wine for under $8 be anything close to "Wrongo Dongo?!"  This is 87 point rated wine from Wine Advocate is sure to be a new fall favorite of yours!

Monastrell has been gaining popularity produced as a single varietal from Spain but it is well known as Mourvèdre in Rhone-style blends.

This wine is PERFECT for the fall months to pair with spicy, weighty dishes.  If you are considering cuddling up with a hearty bowl of chili in the near future, THIS is the wine that you need to have poured in the glass next to your bowl!

Product Description

"This winery originated in 1916, when Juan Gil Giménez, great-grandfather of the present generation, started getting involved in the world of wine, building a winery in the heart of Jumilla. His son, Juan Gil Guerrero, dedicated his life to this world. But the ones who really consolidated the project were Juan Gil González and his brother Paco, the founder's grandsons. They forged an image of quality, efficiency and reliability which the present generation is trying to maintain and improve as much as possible.
At present, the Gil Vera family, Juan Gil Lencina's great-grandchildren, are the owners of Bodegas Juan Gil. They decided to start a new cellar on the property that the family owns in Jumilla, in order to get it adapted to the market. This new cellar is situated in "Término de Arriba" in the northwest of the city. It is so called because it is the highest point in Jumilla. It has been a winegrowing area for centuries and yields grapes of extraordinary quality." - Winery Notes

Bodegas Hijos de Juan Gil "Wrongo Dongo" Monastrell 2010 Reviews

"Sporting a new label but stylistically unchanged, the 2009 Wrongo Dongo (a favorite expression of the legendary Jim Arseneault) is 100% Monastrell produced from estate vineyards. Deep crimson-colored with a pleasing nose of plum and blueberry, on the palate it has plenty of spicy fruit, an easy-going personality, and no hard edges. Drink this crowd-pleaser over the next 2-3 years." - 87, Wine Advocate

Bodegas Hijos de Juan Gil "Wrongo Dongo" Monastrell 2010 Tasting Notes

Wrongo Dongo Monastrell offers rich notes of black cherry, raspberry and plum, backed by earthy flavors of fresh herb and tobacco. Light, firm tannins and pleasant acidity lead to spicy, peppery notes on the finish.

Bodegas Hijos de Juan Gil "Wrongo Dongo" Monastrell 2010 Pairings

Matched nicely with turkey tacos, should do well with other Mexican dishes, mild Indian cuisine, and simple fare such as burgers and barbecue chicken.

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